The Catalogue of holdings of AIHW data is an on-line searchable catalogue of a selection of data held by the Institute for statistical purposes. The catalogue does not cover the full range of Institute data holdings; further holdings may be added to future editions of the catalogue.
Availability of data
The AIHW is committed to providing statistical information that governments and the community can use to promote discussion and make decisions on health, housing and community services. At the same time the AIHW is also committed to ensuring that data privacy and confidentiality is maintained. Because of this, there may be restrictions or special conditions governing the public availability of data holdings. Under the confidentiality provisions contained in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, and also under the Privacy Act 1988, there are some data holdings that cannot be made publicly available. Access to other data sets may be available subject to special approval, which in some of these cases must be given by the data providers themselves. In other instances, access is available by means of tables prepared by the AIHW in response to specific requests (charges apply in these cases.)
For more information see Privacy of data.
Conducting a search
The search feature can be used to obtain either a full listing of all data holdings, or a listing of data holdings that contain particular words in their Title, Description, etc, and/or that relate to a particular time period. The data holdings returned by the search are displayed hierarchically on the left hand side of the screen just below where search criteria are entered.
To search the Catalogue of holdings of AIHW data, select New Search, enter your search criteria and then select the FIND button.
To see details about a particular data holding, click on its name. Details about the data holding will then be displayed. These details include links to related holdings and documents. If required, the details that are displayed can be printed in the usual way. Search the catalogue.